Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Free TVs for Indians poor

The government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is floating a global tender for colour television sets that will be given free to tens of thousands of poor people.

New state Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said the 35cm TV sets, which he had promised to people living below the poverty line in the run-up to local assembly elections this month, would be distributed from mid-September.

The 83-year-old leader, who wrested power from his opponent J. Jayalalithaa in the elections, also promised rice at 2 rupees per kg for the poor.

About 30 per cent of India's more than one billion people live below the poverty line.

3 comments:

R2K said...

: )

yellowdog granny said...

a new color tv and cheap rice...all they need now is a window to throw the pot of piss out of...

dom said...

Super comment alex :)
And a fucking one way ticket to England no doubt JS